TECH 521
Tools For Technology Transfer Managers — Handling Intellectual Property, Collaborations, and Agreementss

Designed for technology transfer specialists new to the field or scientists and other individuals wanting to learn the nuts and bolts of technology transfer activities, this course will delve into the day-to-day tools utilized by professionals in the field. The course will begin with setting the context with an introduction to intellectual property law and, then, will turn to a focused review of the various types of agreements relating to collaborations, exchanges of materials, license agreements, and clinical trials, along with the potential issues or problems they are designed to address. Finally, the field of technology transfer will be put into a broader context, with a look at its relationship to contracts, grants, and other forms of government/non-government interactions, in addition to customer-service techniques and negotiation tactics.


The above course(s) or permission from the instructor.

Learning Objectives:

  • Develop a working understanding of basic intellectual property law
  • Comprehend the broad regulatory and business framework for technology transfer
  • Assess the different tools available for transferring technology, with a focus on federal labs



Class Type

Graduate Course